Shifting landscapes on display at National Art Museum of China
By Sun Wei
02:08

If you happen to be in Beijing during the Spring Festival holiday, a tour of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) also can deliver some great views of nature, as seen by generations of artists. 

The museum has selected some of its best depictions of landscapes for the New Year exhibition. The exhibition features 251 classic works divided into six interconnected chapters on themes such as "Landscapes of the North" and "New Look of Ancient Capitals." 

Landscape paintings on show at the National Art Museum of China. /CGTN Photo

Landscape paintings on show at the National Art Museum of China. /CGTN Photo

The paintings cover various techniques including watercolor, ink painting and printing. The entire exhibition takes visitors across the country through changing times.

The combination of sketching as the basis, and the style of traditional landscape painting, is what makes Chinese paintings so expressive. Plus, the use of colors has given new energy to some of the works. Wu Weishan, director of NAMOC said these works open a new chapter in the long, profound history of Chinese landscape paintings. 

Landscape paintings on show at the National Art Museum of China. /CGTN Photo‍

Landscape paintings on show at the National Art Museum of China. /CGTN Photo‍

The works are "nuanced representations of the force and spirit of nature," said Wu. 

This show is a prelude to a series of events at NAMOC celebrating the 70th anniversary of founding of the People's Republic of China. It runs until February 24.